Beautiful Island

by Hopeful Monster

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This recording was funded by the Ontario Arts Council

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released March 19, 2013

produced by Jose Contreras and Jason Ball
mastered by Peter Letros

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Hopeful Monster Toronto, Ontario

Pyschedelic chamber pop

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Track Name: Body Arithmetic
Just a little bit... just a little bit closer...
Do you believe in it? I've told you everything you know so far

Invitational like a mirror I flash it right back to you
I'm the original yeah everything you heard is true

Don't keep me hanging on now count down to what you're always waiting for
Into the infinite but you don't have to come if you're not sure

I put it all behind me for just a little bit of your love
So close your eyes now show me what you dreamed of


Body Arithmetic didn't add up to everything you thought I was
But like a hypnotist I grow more powerful with applause

I put it all behind me for just a little bit of your love
So close your eyes now show me what you're dreaming of

What kind of charm can this be to make us carry on & on & on
While the chips are falling down till the chance that we have is gone?
Track Name: Mama Lama
Mama Lama spinner of light
So spectacular so outta sight
Supernova help me to see
Burn the night away shine down on me

Mama Lama please hear my prayer
Shine your light on us — Evil beware!
All your children count on you now
Come and answer us help us somehow

Gonna come down from the sky
She won't slip and she won't slide
And you'll know it's for real cuz you'll see it in her eye
Looking in & out for all of us
From the beginning

Carcinoma under the sun
Stole the water out of everyone
Mama Lama soaked up the sea
Gave a gallon back to you & me

Gonna come down from the sky
Saves the teardrops when you cry
And you'll know she's for real cuz you'll see it in her eye
Looking in & out for all of us
From the beginning

Gonna come down from the sky
Lay it down on me tonight
And you'll know it's for real cuz you'll see it in my eye
Looking in & out for all of us
From the beginning
Track Name: New Start
In this dream I'm at ease
I feel you all around
Soft & close & like a breeze
Impossible to pin down

I believe I believe
It's harder to leave than it is
To hurt someone

Weary eyes can it be?
I saw you on the phone
Burns my throat when I breathe
The thought of you with someone

I deny I deny
Singing myself a lonely lullaby

To the limit to the light
On & on we go
I don't ever but I try
I'm never gonna let go
I believe in my heart
We're headed for a new start

Fuel me up strange mirage
A quiver in the night
That I may shed this camouflage
And burn it in the daylight

I'm alive
Singing myself a lonely lullaby

To the limit to the light
On & on we go
I don't ever but I try
I don't know how to say no

To the limit to the light
On & on we go
I don't ever but I try
I'm never gonna let go
I believe in my heart
We're headed for a new start
Track Name: Summer's Only Daughter
Twilight
If I don't greet the dawn above
If I don't realize the time
It's cuz I'm with my love
Cold valentine

Long years
Our bones accustomed to the chill
Though I can't stay forever here
My true love will
Forever near

Our way by moonlight we did make
But gentle did the waves
Upon the silence break
Till there through tender reeds
I led my darling
To sleep beneath the lake
Her flower garland
Petals drifting in a reaper's wake

Sleep my love
Let nothing wake

Summer's only daughter
Dreaming 'neath the water
Summer's only daughter

Safe there
Too sallow for the sun to burn
To supple for the wind to tear
Though seasons turn
She does not care

Smile dear
Ten thousand stars shine in your eyes
Your kisses whispered from the deep
In tiny bubbles rise & answer me
In the ripples starry eyes are dancing

The sun will rise soon
I must leave

Summer's only daughter
Dreaming 'neath the water
Smiling like I taught her
Summer's only daughter
Track Name: No Alibi
I don't know what you want but I give it anyhow
With bruises rising dark upon this gift I offer now
And offer long

Out here on the scene
A one-time homemade teenage dream
How can I be denied?
I don't really wanna to go out tonight
Home fire's burning fever bright
Got no alibi

By virtue as it's own reward by custom duty bound
The grape is sour upon the vine so heads up all around
I'm coming down

Out here on the scene
A one-time homemade teenage dream
How can I be denied?
I don't really wanna go out tonight
I woke up dreaming but how time flies
Got no alibi
Yeah where was I?

I don't really wanna go out tonight
I woke up dreaming but how time flies
Got no alibi
Was I here tonight?
Well where was I?
No Alibi
Track Name: Angel Spies
Dark birds in the morning sky
Circle down around me
Eyes blind but I see
And I can hear them calling

One drop in a poison cloud
Down the days I glide
No stepping out on this ride
The feeling that I can't hide

Heaven knows open eyes
How did I fall so far so fast?
Never saw angel spies
Reaching out as I passed
But I know that a ride like this won't last
Track Name: A Foot In The Dream
I can't wait to get all our beans in a pile
And then we'll make a date and just disappear for awhile

Me and my girls yeah we'll take a turn at the dial
Check out some part of the world nobody's seen in awhile

I know this little place by the sea
I think a garden'll grow enough for a small family

So let's go just put a foot in the dream
Follow the natural flow it isn't as hard as it seems

New life begins with a fresh breath of air
Just surrender your sins yeah cash out your despair

Missed glory days frame a new gallery
While the old raging blaze warms a new mantle piece

This lone particle organizer
Will trade a word on a stone to play photosynthesizer

So let go just put a foot in the dream
Follow the natural flow it isn't as hard as it seems
Track Name: Ilha Formosa
You are the one with sails on her bed
You sleep with the sun overhead
And the coral beneath — in up to my neck
Then up on the reef like a shipwreck

The fishermen stars cast nets from the sky
With you in my arms we'll float up high
On the coconut breeze, my castaway love
I'll never leave while above there's a moon in the sky

And we're gonna fly to Thailand
Beautiful Island
Blue ocean surrounds you
So happy I found you

The sea is a grail full up to the brim
We're slapping our scales on the rim
Like two fish on the sand — we'll melt in the sun
But I'll keep you fanned with a leaf from the coconut trees

And we'll ride the breeze to Thailand
Beautiful Island
Blue ocean surrounds you
So happy I found you
Track Name: The End Of Road
Out of the ocean into the wind
Cyclical motion the wheel's gonna spin
Here in the half light the journey began
I can't believe it's over now

Capital cities all over the world
Deserts & rainbows, diamonds & pearls
Don't hold a candle to my paper girl

I can't believe it's over now
Reached the end of road somehow
Can't believe it's over now

Out on highway Number One I never way it coming
She's calling me up, she's calling me home

Now that I've found my way no more searching in vain
Sunny days with the top rolled down were melting my brain
Now I'm in no hurry yeah I'm right as rain

I can't believe it's over now
Reached the end of road somehow
Can't believe it's over now

Here in the half light the journey began

I can't believe it's over now
Reached the end of road somehow
Can't believe it's over now
Reached the end of road somehow
Can't believe it's over now